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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter - April 11, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 4/10/21

Here's my homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, meditating on the necessity of faith and the reality of the Resurrection.

You can find the readings herein addressed 

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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On Good Friday here at Saint James I some ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent - March 14, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/13/21

Here's my homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent Time, meditating on "darkness" and "light".

You can find the readings herein addressed HERE

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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 This Sunday the 4th Sunday of Lent has been known, traditionally as “Laetare Sunday”

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent - February 28, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 2/28/21

Here's my homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent looking at trust in promises.

You can find the readings herein addressed HERE

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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In the readings for today we have before us 

...one old story that makes us squirm

...and a newer one that ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time - February 14, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 2/13/21

Here's my homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time where I offer that on St. Valentine's Day today's Gospel on the cure of a poor leper reminds us of a "greater love".

You can find the readings herein addressed at HERE

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time - January 31, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 1/30/21

Here's my homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time where I hope that I offer something helpful on the "discernment of spirits"

You can find the readings herein addressed at THIS LINK

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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Deacon Michael's Homily for The Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 1/30/21

Here's my homily for the Feast of the Holy Family reflecting on prophecy, stars and families.

The Sunday readings for this day can be found HERE

I welcome any questions, comments  and observations via email at [email protected] 

Peace.

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One of the most influential dynamics in history is the clash ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for Feast of the Holy Family - December 27, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 12/26/20

Dec 27, 2020

Here's my homily for the Feast of the Holy Family reflecting on prophecy, stars and families.

The Sunday readings for this day can be found HERE

I welcome any questions, comments  and observations in the comments box below. 

Peace.

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A while ago my daughter was ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent - December 13, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 12/13/20

Here's my homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent meditating on Christian joy in Advent and Christmas time.

The Sunday readings for this day can be found HERE

Pope Paul 's Letter on Christian Joy referenced in my homily can be found HERE

I welcome any questions, comments  and ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 11/28/20

Here's my homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent meditating on significance of "time" for Christians, and the reason for our hope highlighted by Advent and Christmas.

The Sunday readings for this day can be found HERE

I welcome any questions, comments  and observations in the comments box below. 

Peace.

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - November 15, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 11/15/20

Here's my homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time looking at trying to find the love in a reading where is just doesn't seem to be there,  to the dregree that some think that this must just be about some other somethings...but it isn't. 

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